All posts by Cynthia Whitfield

Cynthia Whitfield is a free-lance writer and mother of 19-year-old son diagnosed with severe cognitive disabilities and moderate autism. She lives in Eugene, OR with her husband and an older son who attends college.

Parents Faced with Navigating the Special Education Maze

It happens every day. Parents of a child who is newly diagnosed with a developmental disability find themselves thrust into a new world, walking down a road they never expected to take.

ASD2Parents of children diagnosed with mild disabilities usually hope that specialized services or treatments will prepare their children to live independent lives.…